Health briefs/calendar 4/20/06

Thursday, April 20, 2006


Great Books for Grandkids

Southeast Missouri Hospital's Center for Women's and Children's Services will offer a free program "For Grandparents: Great Books for Grandkids," from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the hospital's Harrison Room.

Sharon Anderson, youth services coordinator at the public library, will discuss good books to read to children, and address appropriate books for certain age ranges, popular picks and classic favorites.

For more information or to register, call the Generations Family Resource Center, 651-5825.

Causes, treatments of headaches

Neurologist Anthony P. Knox, a member of the medical staff at Southeast Missouri Hospital, will present a free program about the causes and treatments of headaches from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison Room..

For more information or to register, call 651-5825.

Nursing League programs

Two programs are available May 2 to health care professionals, sponsored by the Missouri League for Nursing.

"Legal Issues: Avoiding Malpractice Situations," will be given at Saint Francis Medical Center in the Assisi/St. Clare rooms. Mariam Wright Decker, an attorney and nurse, will present a basic understanding of the legal system, including how a lawsuit progresses, common medical malpractice situations and other issues associated with lawsuits against health professionals.

At Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo., Kelvin Brown, an author and wheelchair athlete, will present "Motivate or be Motivated." The purpose of this workshop is to learn multiple techniques to improve outlooks and outputs in situations where people need to motivate or be motivated.

For contact hour information and to register, call the MLN at (573) 635-5355.



"Ask Your Doctor," Medical call-in show, 8 to 9 p.m., channel 5. Dr. Henrik Mike-Mayer will discuss spinal surgery. To call in a question, phone 334-3095.

Seeds of Hope, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Saint Francis Medical Center, St. Clare Room next to the cafeteria. For people dealing with their feelings following the death of a loved one. For information, call 331-5118.

Diabetes Support Group, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Saint Francis Medical Center, Fitness Plus Conference Room. For information, call 331-5897 or (800) 457-1720.

Breast cancer support group, 7 to 9 p.m., Saint Francis Medical Center, South Healing Arts Room at the Healing Arts Center. For information, call 331-5357.

Stroke Club, 2 p.m., Health Point Plaza. Denise Lambert will present "Heart Matters." For information, call 651-5825.

We Can Support Group, for cancer patients and their families, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in Southeast Hospital's Meeting Room 102. Pamela Buchheit will present the program, "Resources Available for Cancer Patient." For information, call 651-5519.


LifeSaver Class for New Parents, 1 to 4 p.m., Generations Center at Southeast Hospital. To register, call 651-5825.


Parkinson's Support Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Franciscan Conference Room, for anyone interested in learning more about Parkinson's Disease. For information, call 331-5871.

Depressive Bipolar Support Alliance, 7 to 9 p.m., in the Assisi Conference Room. For information call 334-8619.

Infant and child CPR, for the public, 6 to 9 p.m. Participants who complete the course get a certification card. For information, call 331-5107.


Free lipid profile screening at Chateau Girardeau, 8 to 10:30 a.m., for Cape County residents 60 and older. A 10-hour fast is required; so is an appointment. Call 651-5825.


Diabetes Basic Skills Class, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Fitness Plus Conference Room. Physician referral required. For information, call 331-5897.

Early Pregnancy 101, 6 p.m., for mothers in their first or second trimester. To register, call 651-5825.

-- From staff reports

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